Friday, January 27, 2012

Shelburne Farms

Visiting Shelburne Farms for the first time today the first thing I noticed was the beautiful building and how much care and love goes into taking care of a farm so big they have nearly 400 acres of woodland but it also requires dedicated people who not only love the forest but animals as well.
Shelburne farms is a non profit organization. As well as an education center it is located on the shore of lake Champlain in Vermont it was created in 1886 and became a non profit educational center in 1972. This week our word we have centered ourselves around is sustainable and Shelburne farms fits that word perfectly not only in there actions but it is also part of their mission statement. “Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future.”
It is not only sustainable but, green certified. They not only have animals for entertainment of children and visitors but also use their cows to make award winning cheese as they describe it.
all in all Shelburne farms does not only meet the definition of sustainable it also was a great way to finish off our second to last day of encounter week.

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